Claire nc Castachino

Epilepsy - Poem by Claire nc Castachino

one thousand stinging spines
creeping upward from inside
crawling along my spinal cord
up the small of my back
spreading into my muscles
taking over my shoulders
eyes roll back
u n c o n c i o u s n e s s
shaking starts
violent and beyond control
and the pain is gone
and i am back

Comments about Epilepsy by Claire nc Castachino

  • (11/23/2006 12:49:00 AM)

    My wife had epilepsy (as did I...)
    Ever since her childhood (as had I...)
    But we shared what wasn't always there,
    'Tween times, 'twas insubstantial as air
    'Tween us there's subtle understanding
    That made our marriage outstanding!

    Look me up and you will see
    The life I shared with my Peggy!

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  • (8/1/2006 7:41:00 PM)

    epilepsy so painful...i know since i have a sister with the problem...the complications that arise are devastating in a any other family with a person with a disability...a nice poem written from the other (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, August 20, 2010

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